224 Main Street                                                           January 22, 2012

Penn Yan, New York                                                               10:00 AM


We, as God's people, will use our gifts and talents to seek out and bring people to Christ,

by maturing in our faith, by deepening our fellowship,

and by caring for people for the honor and glory of God.



Prelude – Chimes


*Song of Praise                      “Change My Heart O God”      PB no. 25


Welcome & Announcements


*Call to Worship                                                               

Pastor: Since the beginning of time, it became clear that humans would sin.

People: Because of our broken relationship with God, God provided ways for us to reconnect with Him through sacrifice.

Pastor: Finally, in Christ there was one perfect sacrifice for all sin.

People: This was a sure sign of God's perfect love for us.

Pastor: Through Christ we are freed from sin! We are forgiven!

People:  Our sacrifice is a humble and contrite heart. We are grateful for the forgiveness that God offers us through His Son, Jesus Christ! It is a free gift when we ask for it.


*Hymn            “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”                        No. 260                                                                          


Old Testament Reading        Exodus 29:14, 33                OT pg. 97,98

                                                Leviticus 4:35; 14:31         OT pg. 115, 127

*Unison Prayer

 God of Mercy, forgive us our sins. We have sought after our own will instead of Your will. Instead of believing Your words, we have replaced sober mindedness and clarity by welcoming the fog of deception into our lives. We have sought pleasure and we have desired power. We have been quick to  pass responsibility for our actions to others. We have left undone good works which we know to do, hoping that someone else would do them. Release us from the bondage of sin and set our hearts, our hands, and our feet on a new path. Amen.




Something for the Child In All of Us  


Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.



Offertory Prayer

*Doxology                  Praise God from whom all blessings flow

                                    Praise Him all creatures here below

                                    Praise Him above ye heavenly host

                                    Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.


*Hymn            “God of Compassion, in Mercy Befriend Us”    No. 261   


New Testament Reading       Hebrews 9:11-28                    NT pg. 302


Sermon    “The Basics: Words Pastors Use – Sacrifice & Forgiveness”

                                                                                     Rev. Linda Foody                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                


*Hymn                        “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”                    No. 276               






*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.


Today's bulletin in dedicated in honor of Fran Morse.

Happy Birthday Mother! ~ Cheryl Stewart


Lay Reader:               Nancy Marion

Greeters:                    Tom & Barbara Burke

Ushers:                       Sheryl Robbins, Matt Scutt, Ed & Rita     

                                    Castillo, John Tharp

Organist:                    Carrie Ahearn

Choir Director:         Barbara Stewart

Church Phone:            315-536-9821

Church E-mail: 

Church Website:

Interim Pastor:           Rev. Linda J. Foody    2215 Clark Road

Pastor's Phone:          536-0021

Pastor's Email:


Please  be  in  Prayer  for:


Jean Brewer                   Betty Johnson                    Marge Moulton

Cristine Conklin             Lewis Knecht                     Ramona Spencer

Steve Davis                   Andrea LeClair                  Marilyn (Tharp)

Barbara Gage                Miriam Masteller              Nancy Thomas      

Connie Glover               Christian Modaffari           Katherine Warren

Mary Beth Greene        Michael McBride              Stacy Whitney

Mary Murphy

In the passing of Ada Tharp, please keep the Tharp Family in prayer


Our Special Interest Missionaries:

Rev. & Mrs. Charles (Ruth) Fox – Thailand

Mr. Jeromy Emerling – Friendship House, Billings, Montana


Clark Meadows:        Ralph Wilkes      

Quail Summit:            Alice Wise

Clinton Crest:             Burton Barcliff           Kathryn Clayson       

                                    Doris Barcliff             Margaret Drakely

The Homestead:        Helen Ansley              Virginia DeLooza

                                    Dick Sharman            Willie Nelson

                                    Irene Wachala             Eva Jean Best

The Manor:                Helena Cranmer          Margaret Hartwell


Our Service Men and Women and their families

Our Country and it's Leaders

Our Pastoral Search Committee


Please keep the church office updated on your loved one.


This  Week’s  Schedule  & Announcements



Happy Birthday to Fran Morse!

11 am Adult Sunday School: “Christ Is Risen”

5 pm Wellspring Service                  


Monday, January 23

7:15 pm Council of Churches meeting at First Presbyterian Church


Tuesday, January 24

8:30 am Wellspring

7 pm Wellspring Bible Quiz Group

Happy Birthday to Rev. John Tharp!


Wednesday, January 25

9 am Food for the Needy – set up

10 am ARC Worship Service

4 pm Backpack Food Packing


Thursday, January 26

9 am Food for the Needy – packing

6 pm WAC Caregivers Support Group

7 pm Boy Scouts


Friday, January 27

9 am Food for the Needy – distribution


Saturday, January 28

6 pm Kidz Klub


Sunday, January 29

10 am Worship Service

11 am Fellowship hour, Sunday School


Next Week's Lay Reader: Karen Rasmussen

Next Week's Greeters: Greg, Tammy, Erik & Kyle Miller

January Coffee Hours: Bd of Christian Education


Church  News


It's Not Too Late

If you haven't turned in a pledge card, it's not too late. Please send or drop it off to the church office. Thank You!


Nursery Schedule

A new schedule needs to be set. We really need men and women who can volunteer some time in the nursery. See Eileen Modafarri if you can help out.  Would you prayerfully consider this ministry?


The Board of Mission

Contributions towards the Mission budget on January 15, were $432.40. The “Penny Fund” for the Backpack Program was started off with $12 for 2012. Thank You.


WAC-We Are Caregivers

A support group for those who are caregivers will meet Thursday, January 26th at 6 pm in the church library. We will share a meal so please bring a dish-to-share with others!


Kidz Klub

The Kirs Klub Will meet on Saturday, January 28, at 6 pm for a game night. We sure could use some help, see Eileen Modafarri.


Send A Get Well Card

Marge Moulton, c/o John Moulton

1778 Crabtree Court, Terra Haute, IN 47803


Can You Help ABW?

Part of the quota for White Cross this year, includes 4 baby gowns. These can either be handmade or purchased and are needed by the end of February. If you have any questions contact Pam Scutt at 536-2791. Thank in advance for your help!


From the Bd of Deacons

To increase the Diaconate Fund (which helps the needs of people)  there will be an offering plate at the door on Communion Sundays. Please prayerfully consider your gift.


FBC Membership:

If you are interested in becoming a member of First Baptist Church please speak with Rev. Foody or one of the Deacons.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                    1/1                1/8                1/15

                                                    40                  41                  54

Current Expenses               $3,141           $3,460           $1,674

BT&T                                       263                255                285

Total                                    $3,404            $3,715          $1,959


Community  News


A Re  MARK able Study

A supper and study on the Gospel of Mark at St. Mark's Episcopal Church will run on Wednesdays from Jan 18 – Feb. 15 from 5:30 – 7 pm. A $3-4 donation includes supper. To order the book ($14.40), RSVP, or to find out more information call St. Mark's Church at 536-3955.


Do you have a limited income?

Get free energy efficiency services through EmPower New York which offers free energy efficiency services and education to HEAP eligible low-income New Yorkers, including renters. A participating contractor, accredited by the Building Performance Institute (BPI), will provide energy efficiency measures, such as insulation, high efficiency lighting, and upgrades to appliances, all at not cost to you. For more information visit or call 1-800-263-0960.


Food for the Needy

The January Food Pantry items are large cans of soup and cereal.


Milly's Pantry

Milly's Pantry Weekend Backpack Program: To help feed school age kids over the weekends, the needed food item right now is breakfast cereal bars or granola bars. These items cannot be purchased from Food Link, so your help is appreciated. Thank You!


Red Cross Needs~n~ThingsFor the month of January we are collecting hygiene items. Bar soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss, deodorant and kotex. A box is in the sanctuary for your collections. Thank You.


Comfort on the Journey

A confidential mutual support group at Keuka Comfort Care Home for those whose lives have been impacted by the loss of a loved one. Meetings are  the 2nd Tuesday of every month, 7-8pm. 536-1690.


Welcome to First Baptist Church of Penn Yan. We are glad you joined us and hope you’ll feel at home, as we celebrate our faith and praise God together. In the pew in front of you, you will find a “get-to-know-you” card. Please take a moment to fill it out and place it in the offering plate.


We invite you to bring your children to the nursery during the service for a safe and Christian environment so that you may more fully experience Worship. Following today’s service please come to enjoy coffee, refreshments and fellowship in the Great Room.

Exit doors are located at the rear of the sanctuary, at the front and out the foyer, and at the rear of the building at the kitchen and stairwell.


In the cold winter

experience the warmth

of God's love.